Accession Number : ADD018570

Title :   Optic Bundle Towed Array.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 13 Sep 83, patented 29 Apr 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan, Edmund J ; Cuomo, Frank W ; Kelly, James G

Report Date : 29 Apr 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A fiber optic bundle towed line array having a central strength member and a plurality of longitudinal optical fibers spaced around the bundle near the array outer circumference. Each fiber has at least one in-line intensity modulated optical fiber hydrophone inserted at different preselected locations therealong. Patting material is molded around and embeds the optical fibers and the strength member so as to form a small diameter integral array unit.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *TOWED ARRAYS, *PATENTS, OPTICAL DETECTION, ACOUSTIC ARRAYS, ACOUSTIC SIGNALS, HYDROPHONES, ACOUSTOOPTICS

Subject Categories : Acoustooptic and Optoacoustic Devices
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE